Local school district to receive more than $500,000 in grant money

DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Danville Independent School District is one of 40 school districts selected by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to receive a literacy grant.

The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Discretionary Grant will be used to help children with learning disabilities and those with limited-English-proficiency from birth to 12th grade.

Over the next two academic years, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, the district will get a total of $507,917.

The Danville Independent Schools have now received nearly $1 million in grant awards over the past four years with the addition of the SRCL grant.

Other grants the school district has been awarded include the Math Achievement Fund (MAF), Read to Achieve (KY RTA) and the New Skills for Youth grant.

Danville Independent School will partner with the Danville Families First Resource Center, Danville Preschool, Centre College, Heart of Kentucky United Way and the Boyle County Public Library to develop a literacy program.

All SRCL recipients must submit a literacy plan to the Kentucky Department of Education by June 15, 2018.

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